Former New People’s Army member shared an eye opener to students on what life she’d been through when she join the rebels.
Former NPA Agnes Lopez Reano or Ka Tina shared how NPA’s took advantages on the weaknesses of the young adults to be their allies.
Steps by steps, she stated the process on how NPAs went to schools to encourage students and look for a candidate that can be a good leader.
From then on, they will not stop on targeting those young adults to be their member.
Ka Tina cited that everyone of us should be thankful that Duterte is our president. Because he addressed the issue of that cause so much harmful to the youth.
“May Presidente tayong nagta-trabaho, inaaway pa natin. I would rather have a President who have a foul mouth. Kahit mag-mura siya minu-minuto, oras-oras. Kita mo naman nagtratrabaho eh. Kahit sampung milyong Duterte ang ilagay mo diyan, kung kayo mismo hindi nag-aaral ng matino, sama kayo ng sama sa grupo, tandaan ninyo ang unang hakbang patungong sa kabundukan ay ang iapak ang inyong paa sa lansangan, sumama sa malawak at sistematikong pagkilos sa lansangan,” Reano said.
Reano said that NPAs always told them that ‘we serve people’, but it shows that it goes the other way around.
“Sabi nila [NPA] para sila sa bayan, pero bakit nila sinisira ang mga heavy equipments na gumagawa ng tulay at kalsada. Hindi ba dapat sila ang magbantay dito para masiguro na bawat sentimo ay nailalaan at napupunta sa pagpapagawa ng lansangan at tulay,” Ka Tina said.
“Kung wala pa kang capability financially, huwag kang makialam sa problemang bayan. Mag-aral muna kayo, iyan ang papel niyo dahil estudyante kayo. Tapusin niyo ‘yan,” she added.
Ka Tina even asked a question for students to fonder.
“Anong kaya niyong iwanan para pagsilbihan ang bayan?” she asked.
Ka Tina pointed out to students that it is not easy to be NPA. You have to live to the mountains, no gadgets, no foods, no house, away from civilization and mostly, away from family.
She cited that youth should enjoy their adulthood than engaging on what she been through.
“Naging NPA ako ng 10 years, isang dekada ng buhay ko. May nangyari ba sa bayan?”
Also, she encouraged students to be a good child first at home to have a high moral and encouraged them to learn from her mistakes. Because she regret on joining the group.